Even though you can filter your projects based on their category in the Filterable Portfolio module, you couldn’t do so with the Blog Module. This is now possible thanks to an amazing Divi Filter plugin by Daniel Voelk – for free! With the plugin’s premium version, you can add some cool features such as active button styling, animations, and more.
You can also download 3 filterable blog layouts I prepared for you as a freebie.
Follow the tutorial below to create your own filterable blog module.
1. Create your posts and post categories
Simply create your posts and assign them to post categories.
2. Download the free Divi Filter plugin from Daniel Voelk
Download the plugin from the official website for free and install it. For the purpose of this tutorial, you’ll only need the free version. However, you can add some cool features such as animations and active button styling if you decide to go for the premium.
3. Create your blog section
Create a new section on your page and add a blog module.
4. Give your blog section df-area and df-post classes
Open the section settings, go to the Advanced Tab → CSS ID & Classes, and add df-area & df-post classes.
5. Insert a new section above the blog section
Create a new section and place it above the section with our blog module. This is going to be a section with our filtering buttons. You can also have other elements in this section, it’s only important to have the filtering buttons in a different section than our blog module.
6. Create your filtering buttons
Add filtering buttons to the newly created section. You can use other modules for the filtering as well (text module, images, blurbs, etc.). If you want to know how to display more buttons next to each other without using the columns, check out my tutorial.
7. Add df-button & dfc-yourcategory classes to your buttons
To each filtering button (or another filtering module), add a df-button class. Additionally, add a class of the particular post category dfc-yourcategory. For example, if my category is Africa, I add the dfc-africa class in addition to the already added df-button class. For the Americas category, my class would be dfc-americas. It is always the slug of a particular category.
Note: for the ‘All‘ button that shows all your posts, you only need to add the df-button class.
You now have a filtering blog module!
Additionally, you can style your blog module and filtering buttons or download the 3 layouts I prepared for you as a freebie.
You can also go for the premium version of the Divi Filter plugin to unlock these cool features:
- active button styling
- pre-filtered elements on page load
- … and more
How to import the freebie layouts
After submitting your email here, you’ll receive an email with a ZIP file. Download the file and unzip the folder.
Create a new page (or edit an existing one), enable the Divi Builder, and click on two arrows symbolizing export and import.
Select import and choose one of the 3 layouts you’d like to import. Click on Import Divi Builder Layout.
The custom CSS is located at the end of each layout as its last module. If you’d like to change the accent color used, find the code and change the hex code.
That’s it! Don’t forget to create your own posts and post categories and overwrite the particular classes of filtering buttons!